On Saturday Kelli and I hung out at an auction waiting for Ila to call so we could come and meet her. I had been eyeing a box of sewing things hoping they might get to it before I left. They didn’t so I went and found Hubby at the auction and told him I wanted the box. He asked me how much I was willing to pay for it. I said…oh $20 would be plenty. It wasn’t anything I had to have or way even really wanting…I just thought it would be fun.
Well he did get it so when I got home I started sorting…the box was HUGE! Everything was all in this box and Hubby paid $25. I quickly sorted out the things I didn’t want….This was all old patterns and crochet thread. I did save a couple patterns that I might use for decor.
This was a part of the box that had caught my eye.
Inside the cardboard box were lots of little tins. They are so cute. I especially liked the safety pin containers. I just planned to use them as decor.
I was also interested in the thread holders…for decor again…
The thing that really sparked my interest was the picnic basket tin. I knew it was full on embroidery patterns. I just love embroidery…even if I don’t do it much anymore. Days of the week motifs are my favorite. Have you seen all the cute ones my friend Michelle has been doing?
I was so excited..imagine a whole picnic basket worth of embroidery transfers?!?!?! But then my excitement ended when I got to the bottom and found more patterns. UGH!
I have a pile for Kelli…one for Kayla…one for Goodwill and one for me! All in all-even though there were patterns in the bottom of the tin, I am still happy with the purchase. There were lots of wooden spools in the cardboard box. Does anyone have any good ideas of something to do with them?
Today I am hooking up with Colorado Lady’s Vintage Thursday.